Photograph 1: LPG Cylinder (test date location)
The Health and Safety Authority (The Authority) are issuing a warning to all employers who are involved in the filling of LPG cylinders.
This warning follows a fatal accident where the contents of a ruptured cylinder ignited causing fatal burn injuries to an employee.
The examination of the cylinder in question revealed
- The cylinder had been grossly overfilled.
- The pressure relief valve designed to prevent over pressurisation was badly corroded and failed to open.